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Old 05-28-2012, 01:32 PM
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SMU campus/Highland Park (Dallas) Man with gun up in huge crane

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This makes me sick! On Memorial Day a carjacking suspect is threatening to shoot people. Was really afraid for my daughter in the area, working out in Uptown and would be leaving for her house, close by campus/M street area, but thank God was able to reach her on the stairmaster before she left.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:35 PM
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Shades of Whitman in the UT tower in Austin, 1966.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:37 PM
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Shades of Whitman in the UT tower in Austin, 1966.
That was exactly what came to mind!

ambulance now arriving at scene, forgive me, but hope he is overcome by the heat.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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That was exactly what came to mind!

ambulance now arriving at scene, forgive me, but hope he is overcome by the heat.
Yes, heatstroke sounds good, lower the crane and get him to hospital under guard!
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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Shades of Whitman in the UT tower in Austin, 1966.
Charles Whitman. Once the deadliest mass shooter in American history before James Huberty in 1984, George Hennard in 1991, and Seung-Hui Cho in 2007.

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:40 PM
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now Dallas PD taking the doors off helicopter and bringing in sniper

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:43 PM
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Don't think the guy has a gun, since he used a knife in the carjacking. Wouldn't bet my life on it, though.

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:53 PM
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Don't think the guy has a gun, since he used a knife in the carjacking. Wouldn't bet my life on it, though.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/category/234333/live

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Hope cops are all wearing their helmets; certainly wouldn't want to get struck in the head by a knife dropped from that distance!
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:14 PM
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The Whitman incident, I'm convinced, was the stepping off point when America found itself to be stuck in a blender with someone hitting the "puree" button.
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The Whitman incident, I'm convinced, was the stepping off point when America found itself to be stuck in a blender with someone hitting the "puree" button.
There is also Andrew Kehoe, who bombed Bath Consolidated School in 1927. He is the deadliest schoolyard killer to this day in America. It was also the deadliest mass murder in America prior to the Happyland Club Fire in 1990, Oklaoma City Bombing, and 9/11.

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The campus is closed for the holiday, isn't it?
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:45 PM
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The campus is closed for the holiday, isn't it?
Yes, however, alot of students live on campus and this is a highly congested area on any given day. Spring semester is over and summer semester hasn't started yet. There is the law school, etc, don't know if they are having mini semesters on campus.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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http://www.myfoxdfw.com/category/234333/live

live coverage continues...still up there
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:39 PM
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He'll get hungry.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:51 PM
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He'll get hungry.
The real crane operator was contacted and he said he had left snacks & beverages in the crane...the wait continues.

The news is reporting that he has vomited and did finally communicate with a female officer by 2 way radio after not talking all day to the male officer.

Darkness will not be his friend, although, news crews have set up lights.
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The real crane operator was contacted and he said he had left snacks & beverages in the crane...the wait continues.

The news is reporting that he has vomited and did finally communicate with a female officer by 2 way radio after not talking all day to the male officer.

Darkness will not be his friend, although, news crews have set up lights.
I am not seeing anything here locally on the news right now. Did they get him down. tia
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:22 PM
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I am not seeing anything here locally on the news right now. Did they get him down. tia
live coverage here

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Sun is setting now...can't imagine DPD is going to let this go on now. Hubby thinks they are going to light him up with high powered construction lights that will microwave him with heat.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:07 PM
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Sun is setting now...can't imagine DPD is going to let this go on now. Hubby thinks they are going to light him up with high powered construction lights that will microwave him with heat.
Sever storms and bad lightning headed this way. He may bet lit up if the crane gets hit. jmo
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:48 PM
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I just got home with my kids after an all day birthday party, have been watching fox4news, and haven't seen anything about this.
Waiting for the 1000 to start....is he still up there? I'm right up 75 and had no clue
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:05 PM
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Ah, he's still there, dropping things out of the cab (tshirt, etc). Police are increasing the spotlights. SMU will be sending out tweets re: tomorrow's activities. Police are just going to wait him out.....even days.
Lightning has already started.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:31 PM
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When the drugs wear off he'll come out.
He's lucky they haven't already shot him!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:39 PM
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lol, he's getting restless...standing up, sitting down, standing back up, throwing what looks like empty cans out the door....
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lol, he's getting restless...standing up, sitting down, standing back up, throwing what looks like empty cans out the door....
Oh great, I have a prediction. He is going to get restless, and then jump. And his family is going to sue the city and the police force for not getting him down sooner.
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Oh great, I have a prediction. He is going to get restless, and then jump. And his family is going to sue the city and the police force for not getting him down sooner.
I say hit him with a tranquilizer dart.
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